Tag Archive: Google’s


Google’s Fuchsia OS may replace Android in 5 years [Update]

The end goal is to have Fuchsia on phones, computers, smart speakers, and more.

Updated 2:05 PM ET: Shortly after this report came to light, Google issued a statement to CNET saying that it’s inaccurate and that the company doesn’t have any plans to release products with the operating system over the next three to five years. Even if Google is planning on a release then, confirming that it might replace Android in half a decade wouldn’t be  [Read More…]

Power up USB-C compatible devices with Google’s $49 Pixelbook 45W Wall Charger

Charge your USB-C devices quickly with Power Delivery.

Amazon has the Google Pixelbook USB-C Charger on sale for just $ 49 right now. Today’s deal marks its lowest price ever and an $ 11 drop from what it sells for regularly.

This compact wall adapter is not just a good fit for the Pixelbook; you can also use it with various other USB-C devices. It features USB Power Delivery 3.0 technology and a 45W output so you can  [Read More…]

Pixel 3 rumors: Everything we think we know about Google’s next phone

If history is an indicator, Google will launch its next generation of smartphones later this fall. With so much time between now and then, there’s plenty of opportunity to learn more about the presumed Pixel 3 and its counterpart, the Pixel 3 XL. To help keep track of everything, we’ve gathered up all of the Pixel 3 rumors we could find.

Let’s take a look at what should be in store for the pair of phones, shall we?

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Google’s Flutter pushes forward with its first Release Preview

On June 20, the team behind Flutter announced that its development platform was officially exiting the beta stage it entered in February and moving into Release Preview 1.

Flutter is a mobile UI framework that aims to help developers make high-quality apps that work on both Android and iOS as easily and seamlessly as possible. There was a sizable showcase for Flutter during Google I/O in May, and since then, the Flutter team says it’s seen a 50% increase  [Read More…]

Google’s adding a new layer of security to peer-to-peer APK downlods

No action is required by app developers for this to work.

If you live in a country where mobile data is expensive and/or your options for internet connectivity are limited, you probably pretty familiar with peer-to-peer app sharing. Starting today, Google’s introducing a new layer of security to ensure the APK files you get with peer-to-peer sharing are safe and secure to use.

Per an announcement on the Android Developers Blog, Google says its adding security metadata  [Read More…]

Google’s Datally app gets guest mode, daily limits, and other features

All of this is rolling out to the app now.

In late 2017, Google launched an app to help you cut down on your mobile data usage called “Datally.” Datally’s already pretty great as is, but Google recently announced four new features for the app that aim to help you use even less data.

The feature that users will likely find the most useful is Daily Limit. With this, you can tell Datally how much mobile data  [Read More…]

Google’s investing $550 million into Chinese shopping site JD.com

This is part of a new “strategic partnership” Google’s starting with JD.

Similar to how Amazon is the go-to online retailer in the United States, JD.com is China’s second-largest website for buying everything from smartphones to soda. On June 18, Google announced that it’s partnering with JD.com and plans to invest $ 550 million in the company.

Per Karim Temsamani, Google’s President of Asia-Pacific Operations:

We want to accelerate how retail ecosystems deliver consumer experiences that are  [Read More…]

Google’s AR Stickers might be headed for the LG G7 ThinQ

AR Stickers for the Pixel and Pixel 2 were announced in October last year and launched in December with Star Wars and Stranger Things content.

So far the stickers have been a Pixel exclusive, but according to a statement unearthed by Android Authority it seems like the new LG G7 ThinQ will soon be getting them too.

If this turns out to be true, it will certainly help LG differentiate its flagship from other offerings on the market. For those  [Read More…]

Congress scrutinizes Google’s deal with Huawei over privacy concerns

2018 has not been kind to Chinese OEM’s such as Huawei and ZTE. Huawei was ready to launch a new device with carrier partnerships. Then, pressure from the US Government pushed those carriers to back out of deals

On the ZTE front, the company was temporarily banned from selling its handsets in the US. A recent partnership has seen ZTE pay a $ 1 billion fine, while also replacing its entire Board of Directors.

Now it seems that the US  [Read More…]

Congress scrutinizes Google’s deal with Huawei over privacy concerns

2018 has not been kind to Chinese OEM’s such as Huawei and ZTE. Huawei was ready to launch a new device with carrier partnerships. Then, pressure from the US Government pushed those carriers to back out of deals

On the ZTE front, the company was temporarily banned from selling its handsets in the US. A recent partnership has seen ZTE pay a $ 1 billion fine, while also replacing its entire Board of Directors.

Now it seems that the US  [Read More…]